Gear

Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
ENO Hammock Ridgeline Addition: Plus Video

ENO Hammock Ridgeline Addition: Plus Video

Making a great hammock even better! Add a Ridgeline to the ENO hammock to get the perfect hang every

Feb 26, 2017 : Chris G.
On Hiking With A Knife

On Hiking With A Knife

I wouldn't be caught dead in the wilderness without a knife.  Plain and simple.  I was always taught

Feb 24, 2017 : Sean Kearns
Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Going All in with the Learning When I decide to do something, like hike the AT, I go (mostly) all i

Feb 21, 2017 : Deane Giordano
AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

On the trail, cell phones come in handy. They can be used to stay in touch with other hikers, to mak

Feb 20, 2017 : Aubri Drake
The Top Sleeping Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

For the third year in a row, we asked Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and long-distance section hikers

Jan 31, 2017 : Mariposa
Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack

Jan 26, 2017 : Zach
Stoves, Food, Water, and Illness on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

Stoves, Food, Water, and Illness on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

More so than with backpacking gear, food and water plans are different for each trail, because they

Jan 20, 2017 : Mariposa
The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. Nearly sixty video entries poured into the here.  Thank you to Wediges.

Jan 17, 2017 : Zach
7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

There are numerous reasons why people quit their thru-hike, and some of them are preventable. Here a

Jan 17, 2017 : Stubbs